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IrishAyes

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Gender: Female
Home country: US
Current location: retired to MidWest
Member since: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:15 PM
Number of posts: 6,151

About Me

Still an ardent Irish-American Catholic damnYankee Yellow Dog Democrat socialist after all these years. (cue Simon music) Army brat and wife for many years, now have been on the loose far longer than I was married. After my two red chows died, I took in a mini-beagle cross that I named Molly Maguire, thinking she might need a good Irish name like my original real one. Later she got a baby sister, a smooth-coat JRT I named Brigid after the greatest of the ancient Celtic goddesses. My great-grandfather and his son fought for Michael Collins and barely made it out of Ireland one step ahead of John Bull. They slipped over to Wales for new identities and then forward to the States for a fresh start. That makes me second generation of illegal but certainly justified immigrants. There are precious few people to whose defense I fly immediately, but the list includes Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama even when I disagree with him - it happens! - and living Irish patriots Gerry Adams and Martin \\\'Mind Your Kneecaps\\\' McGuiness. I pray earnestly for a united and free Ireland rescued from all official British occupation, with every square inch of alleged \\\'ancestral lands\\\' now held immorally and illegally by the invaders returned to the rightful owners. Irish-only rule for Ireland. No foreign masters anymore! I find it passing strange when Brits chide ME about \'interfering\' in Irish politics!

Journal Archives

It was also pretty cool

when he expressed hope that some gay/lesian athletes would win gold.

I can imagine canary feathers in one corner of his mouth

They must be there somewhere, because that's the best 'cat that ate the canary' look I've ever seen!

This one was especially good

I like to save them to watch when I can sit down after the day's duties are done, sip a little Guiness, and sigh with pleasure. Then I can go to bed and sleep peacefully.

Yes, we MUST have his back

because he's had ours. 'tis only right.

It wouldn't surprise me one bit

a few years from now to see the GOP trying to claim they brought about national health care all by themselves! and over the fierce opposition of those dirty Democrats, especially Barack Obama!

If no one attacks you at least occasionally

It would mean you weren't doing your job.

I've always cringed when some poor dear departed soul is said not to have had an enemy in the world. You can't do right and not collect at least a few. I just see them as barnacles on the boat of humanity.

As a proud lifelong lefty,

I became one of Barack Obama's earliest and staunchest supporters. While he was still a junior senator, I went around telling everybody in RedNeckLand (the MidWest) where I retired (for financial reasons) that they ought to watch him because "there goes your next President". At the time most people just said "Barack who?" or even laughed. Now they don't laugh anymore. Instead they sometimes scream at me for bringing this nightmare down on them - as if I'd accomplished that all by myself - or they've even been known to throw empty beer bottles at me. Etc etc. No crosses on the lawn, though. Yet. When I made a 4x5 wooden campaign sign, I festooned it with little American flags hoping to reduce the likelihood of vandalism. There were threats, but they proved empty.

And yes, I've pointed out President Obama's heroism and patriotism, because he endures such abuse and danger to do what he considers best for the country. It might not always be exactly what I want right now on a platter, but he's done all I believe he can to push this country farther left.

I also admire people who do selfless things I know I could never do.

Try to take a dog out of my hands and I'll bite! Forget 'giving' it away. Not in me.

Buddy was indeed an angel who brought healing to your family

You're all in my prayers for the very best outcome.

The RedNeckLand woods where I retired for financial reasons are full of them.

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